With this book, I aim to offer an alternative way of making a difference. Most of the time, when we think of difference making, we think of doing something, taking on a cause, standing up for justice, or taking radical action. While I don't have an issue with taking action or the specific actions taken, I've found that when we focus on the actions themselves we fall short of being difference makers. There is a huge difference between doing stuff that makes a difference and being a difference maker. The being will include the doing, but when we focus on the doing part the being may or may not follow.
In Difference Makers, there is an emphasis on both being and doing. This means that we cannot just talk about various things that we are going to do to change the world. We have to talk about being the kind of people who will naturally and organically change the world through ourt presence. Then we have to talk about how we become that kind of people.
We become this kind of people in a three-fold way:
- Encountering the God Who Makes a Difference
- Experiencing a Difference-Making Team
- Engaging our Neighbors and those in Our Networks